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Could online courses help to narrow Africa’s education gap?

On the back of Africa’s mobile revolution, so-called massively open online courses (MOOCs), linked to leading international universities, are gaining traction in the region and could help address one of the continent’s main development challenges. The role of education in supporting development is well established. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called education the “single best…

Cape Verde joins the African Virtual University as Member State

The Republic of Cape Verde has signed the African Virtual University (AVU) Charter to become the 19th Member State. The Ministry of Higher Education Science and Innovation signed the Charter at the Ministry’s Offices on 6th, February, 204 in Praia, Cape Verde. The AVU Rector, Dr. Bakary Diallo said: “I would like to thank the…

Private sector discusses AVU curriculum for Computer Science – bizcommunity.com

Leading private sector organisations met late last week at a breakfast meeting to discuss the African Virtual University curriculum for the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program. Dr. Bakary Diallo, the Rector of the African Virtual University, said: “We have designed an online Applied Computer Science Program to address the continental need for high-skilled computer…

Private sector meets on curriculum for AVU Computer Science programme – BizTech Africa

Leading private sector organisations met this week to discuss the African Virtual University curriculum for the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science programme. Dr. Bakary Diallo, the Rector of the African Virtual University, said: “We have designed an online Applied Computer Science Programme to address the continental need for high-skilled computer scientists. The number of computer…

Kenya: Private Sector Discuss Curriculum for AVU Computer Science Program – allafrica.com

The African Virtual University (AVU) on Thursday held a private sector organizations breakfast meeting to discuss the AVU curriculum for the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program. The meeting was held on Thursday 26th September 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi. Dr. Bakary Diallo, Rector African Virtual University, said, “We have designed an online…

Nigeria signs Virtual University Charter – nigerianpilot.com

TO Complement Nigeria’s commitment to the innovative application of Information and Communication Technology ICT in quality higher education delivery, the Honorable minister of education, Professor ruqayyatu Ahmed rufa’i on behalf of the Federal Government signed the African Virtual University, AVU charter, making it the 18th member state of the Virtual University concept. At the signing…

FG committed to affordable distance learning education, says Minister – The Daily Independent

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring the provision of affordable distance learning education in the country. Minister of Education, Ruqayyatu Rufai, stated this in Abuja, when she delivered a key note address at the signing of African Virtual University Charter recently. According to Rufa’i, “The future of Nigeria and the continent of Africa…

African Virtual University Launches in Nigeria – TechMoran

Nigeria has become the 18th Member State to sign the African Virtual University (AVU) Charter, paving way to delivery of tertiary education in the country’s institutions via Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The AVU charter was signed by Hon Minister of Education Prof. Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i OON  at his Ministry’s offices in Abuja, Nigeria. According…

Nigeria joins AVU as a member state – CIO East Africa

The federal republic of Nigeria has signed the African Virtual University (AVU) Charter to become the 18th member state. The honourable minister of Education Prof. Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i OON signed the AVU Charter at the Ministry’s offices in Abuja, Nigeria The honourable minister of education Prof. Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i OON signed the AVU Charter at…

Nigeria joins the African Virtual University as Member State – Youth and Student Gazette

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has signed the African Virtual University (AVU) Charter to become the 18th Member State. The Honourable Minister of Education Prof. Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i OON signed the AVU Charter at the Ministry’s offices in Abuja, Nigeria. The AVU Rector, Dr. Bakary Diallo said: “I would like to thank the Nigerian government for…